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No. 2 Field Hockey Overpowers Union for 17th Straight Road Win, 5-0

No. 2 Field Hockey Overpowers Union for 17th Straight Road Win, 5-0

Barry Ties Jen Archambault's '94 Program Record with 16th Career Shutout

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Junior Ashley Tango (Reading, Mass.) finished with a goal and an assist as five different players netted a goal to help second-ranked Babson College shut out Union College, 5-0, in non-conference field hockey action on Tuesday at Frank Bailey Field.

Babson, which extended the nation's longest road winning streak to 17 games, is now 6-0 on the year, while Union is 1-3 overall.

Senior Elise Towers (Cicero, N.Y.), junior Brielle Schafroth-Bach (Rye, N.H.), sophomore Kate Driscoll (Milton, Mass.) and first-year Maddy Paro (Manchester, Conn.) each scored once for the Beavers. Junior Lauren Drakeley ( Woodbury, Conn.) and sophomore Carla DiBiase ( Winchester, Mass.) each all chipped in with one assist apiece, while sophomore goalkeeper Deirdre Barry (Longmeadow, Mass.) earned the 16th shutout of her career to tie the program record set by Jen Archambault '94 23 years ago.

The Green and White took the lead less than two minutes into the contest when Paro netted her first career goal off an assist from Tango to give Babson a 1-0 advantage. The Beavers scored once more before the end of the half as Towers, off an assist from Drakeley recorded her first goal of the season, sending the Green and White with a 2-0 lead into the break.

The Beavers dominated the second half and scored three goals in less than 15 minutes to complete the shutout. Driscoll found the back of the cage in the 50th minute off a feed DiBiase for a 3-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, Driscoll recorded her fourth goal of the year as she tipped an air ball into the net thanks to an assist from Schafroth-Bach. Tango, who leads the team in assists and points, scored the final goal of the game in the 63rd minute with a shot from the top of the circle.

The Dutchwomen had two goalkeepers share time as first-years Mary Beth Rudolf (Danbury, Conn.) and Heather Poisson (Fairport, N.Y. ) combined to make 21 saves. Rudolf started the game for Union and recorded 19 saves over 57:39, while Poisson posted two saves and only allowed in one goal in 12-plus minutes of game time.

The Beavers finished with a 42-0 edge in shots and a 28-0 advantage in penalty corners.

Both teams return to action on Saturday as Union hosts Ithaca  at 2 p.m., while Babson visits Springfield at 11:30 a.m.

• The Beavers have won their last five matches again the Dutchmen and improve to 5-1 overall in the all-time series. 
• Babson is now 26-1 in September dating back to 2015
• The Green and white is 6-0 on the season and 48-1 since September 21, 2013, when leading at the half.